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  • The visit also comes a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet at the G20 summit in Osaka amid an ongoing trade dispute.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of “serious and complicated” international affairs, was good for regional peace, North Korean state media said on Friday.

  • Possibly a joint honour with Kim Jong-Un `a la F.W.de Klerk and Nelson Mandela in 1993.

    Written By Eric B. Antwi - What is Donald John Trump’s reason for meeting up with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for the second time? A strange tolerance of the North Korean leader for a man who has called him names and had appeared unaccommodating to North Korea and its leader.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korea's firing of an unidentified ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan is "absolutely intolerable."

    Abe spoke late Saturday alongside U.S. President Donald Trump at a called news conference in Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida where Abe has been visiting with Trump.

  • The new satellite images come at a pivotal moment for nuclear talks, days after North Korea canceled the latest meeting between Pompeo and his North Korean counterpart Kim Yong Chol.

    Newly-released commercial satellite imagery suggests North Korea is continuing to develop ballistic missile sites at more than a dozen locations, amid stalled discussions over the country's nuclear weapons program between North Korea and American diplomats.

  • North Korean border guards were steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border chasing the defector as he ran to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the UN Command (UNC) showed.

  • Trump said the regular military exercises the United States holds with South Korea were expensive and provocative. His halting of the drills could rattle South Korea and Japan, which rely on a U.S. security umbrella.

    U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged at a historic summit on Tuesday to move toward complete denuclearization, while the United States promised its old foe security guarantees.

  • "Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North’s intercontinental ballistic missile program, these efforts represent a significant confidence-building measure on the part of North Korea," it said in a report.

    Satellite images indicate North Korea has begun dismantling facilities at a site used to develop engines for ballistic missiles, in a first step toward fulfilling a pledge made to US President Donald Trump at a June summit, a think tank said Monday.

  • Kim was scheduled to meet with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Sunday evening, a meeting which will be streamed on the prime minister's Facebook page.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore just before 3 p.m. local time ahead of a much-anticipated summit with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

  • The personal invitation from Kim was delivered verbally by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon “in the near future” and would like for him to visit North Korea “at his earliest convenience”, his sister told Moon, who had said “let’s create the environment for that to be able to happen,” Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

  • The summit involved elaborate ceremonies of friendship, with Kim presenting Putin with a golden sword and the two toasting with champagne. There was ...

    North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un departed the Russian city of Vladivostok on Friday, a day after a summit with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.

  • In a statement issued under the name of Kwon Jong Gun, director general of the American Affairs Department at Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry, North Korea accused Pompeo of “talking nonsense” and misrepresenting Kim’s comments.

    North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

  • Nuclear-armed North Korea on Friday accepted the South's offer of talks next week, hours after Seoul and Washington agreed to defer joint military exercises which always infuriate Pyongyang until after the Winter Olympics.

  • North Korea launched a missile that landed close to Japan on Wednesday, the first since mid-September, and the Pentagon said its initial assessment was that Pyongyang had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

  • North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

  • North Korea’s official KCNA news agency reported that Kim oversaw the army “strike drill,” and said he noted that “genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed only by the strong physical force capable of defending its sovereignty.”

    North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries.

  • constructive effort for negotiations between the supreme leaders of North Korea and the United States”, TASS quoted Choe as saying. Kim is set to make an official announcement soon on his position on the denuclearization talks with the United States and the North’s further actions, it added, citing Choe.

    North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news reports from the North’s capital on Friday quoted a senior diplomat as saying.

  • North Korea said it has successfully carried out the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a crucial milestone in Pyongyang’s efforts to develop its nuclear weapons capability, despite repeated international warnings to the contrary.

  • North Korea said it successfully tested an advanced hydrogen bomb on Sunday, marking a dramatic escalation in the isolated state’s stand-off with the United States over its nuclear weapons programme.

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